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Eversource Energy Lead Engineer, Technical Field Engineering in Westwood, Massachusetts

1.Role and Scope of Position:

Individual will participate in and act as a technical lead for planning work, maintenance, repair, and/or project activities within the Technical Field Engineering department. The Technical Field Engineering Team supports both North and South Field Engineering and Field Communications workgroups in technical needs. Establish schedules for self and others, direct and coordinate assigned staff engaged in the test and commissioning, protection and controls maintenance, or repair of apparatus for substation and electric field systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Field Engineering Technical Support (Network Customer work support, Equipment Testing Witnessing and approval)
  • Field Engineering and Communication’s Training Curriculum Development support
  • Component Repair and R&D
  • Researching outstanding Off-Schedules for work assignment to reduce the backlog.
  • Work with the Union Field Engineer and Power System Technicians on Infrequently-performed work and new work practices, with Safety and Human Performance in mind.
  • Equipment in-service monitor - Settings review through metering (3VO, 3IO, Amps, Voltage, directional MW), CCVT degradation.
  • Lead / Support Technical Process Review (ISO-NE OP-24, PACT) and Technical Initiatives for Field Engineering department.
  • Lead interface with the Operational Compliance group on process development, Compliance process support (TD-718, Archer Assignments) and / or regulatory initiatives affecting EMA Field Engineering and Field Communications.
  • Lead effective interface with related departments ((Substation Technical, P&C Engineering, Station Design Engineering) on unresolved maintenance, identified capital improvement plan, and local Spares strategy.
  • Lead training exercise on outage restoration scenarios.
  • Lead Open EMA Events with Follow-though, driving implementation and closure
  • Assists and acts as the technical lead responsible for the review of test and commissioning plans, test results, maintenance reports and apparatus analysis reports of substation and electric field systems.
  • Engages test equipment manufacturers for repairs and calibrations. Tracks test equipment, repairs, and calibrations to ensure equipment is ready for use.
  • Identifies common or generic problems with test equipment, and institutes or recommends appropriate corrective action or replacement programs.
  • Tracks and oversees IFC prints for construction and As Built prints received for deployment.
  • Supports supervision with the coordination of technical training activities.
  • Demonstrates efforts to achieve world-class excellence regarding safe work practices and event-free performance.
  • Assures compliance with the Eversource safety manual and all company procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable regulatory and operational entities testing requirements and minimum performance requirements.
  • Provides timely and accurate updates, oral and written, for successful completion of assigned work.
  • Keeps Supervision informed regarding status of all on-going activities assigned.
  • Promotes teamwork among and between all members of the organization.
  • Responds to emergencies and requests for support outside normal work hours.
  • Responsible for and available for On-Call assignments.
  • Assumes the duties of the Supervisor during his/her absence or as assigned.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Electrical power engineering level knowledge preferably in the discipline of protection and controls.
  • Ability to continuously develop knowledge of installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of applicable substation and electric field systems assigned to the hiring manager.
  • Ability to continuously develop knowledge and understanding of safety methods, practices, procedures, and policies.
  • Ability to combine theory with practical experience, determines facts, analyze information, make decisions accordingly and resolve problems.
  • Ability to handle technical investigations regarding system events and mis-operations of the electric grid.
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to operate a variety of software programs relating to databases, test equipment, and hardware configuration are required.
  • Ability to develop a working knowledge of switching and tagging procedures.
  • Ability to recommend future direction(s) on test equipment and test processes and procedures based on changing technology.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or electrical technology.

Experience :

  • Ten (10) years of related experience. Supervisory experience preferred.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Must hold a valid motor vehicle license with good driving record

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Eversource offers a competitive total rewards program. The annual salary range for this position is $133570.00 to $148,410.00, plus incentive. Salary is commensurate with your experience. Check out the career site for an overview of benefits.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Mental Aspects :

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Know the business plan and how your role connects to it
  • Identify problems, issues; take responsibility for resolution
  • Set high standards for self; deliver quality performance
  • Raise ideas for improvement
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Follow through on commitments made to manager, colleagues, and customers.
  • Address difficult or controversial issues and encourage others to do the same.
  • Have honest dialogue with others

Manage and Develop People

  • Set performance goals that align with department and company goals
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor/manager to discuss your performance
  • Seek opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge through on the job opportunities, i.e. working on projects, attending meetings, etc.

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively within and across the organization to achieve “One Company” and other goals
  • Recognize and address cross functional implications of your work

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Incorporate the diverse ideas and perspectives of team, colleagues, and customers in your work

Lead Change

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve business performance and customer service.
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to support changes in priorities and work processes

Focus on the Customer

  • Deliver superior service to our customers, both internal and external, in a reliable, attentive, courteous, quality, proactive and timely manner

Please submit a resume with your application.

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Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

2

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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